Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world's leading partnership of independtly owned public relations firms, with 143 offices employing some 2,000 staff in 115 markets across six continents. In total, Worldcom partners reported combined revenue of US$288 million last year from 3,034 clients. Established in 1988, the group was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent firms could deliver immediate impact and sustained value through the intelligent use of communications - wherever in the world a client needs support. Partners serve national, international and multinational clients, while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies. Through Worldcom, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communication expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate.